Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Anything Goes

I completely forgot to schedule this posting for last Sunday, it had been saved as draft by mistake & therefore did not publish.
Hobbycutz have another challenge & this theme is Anything Goes & is sponsored by several sponsors this time. It runs until 19th January, so there is plenty of time to enter over Christmas.
Fairy Dust Crafts
Bearly Mine Designs
Sassy Studios
I chose to use a Mo Manning image called Facebook & I coloured it with Prisma pencils. The papers were Bo Bunny Smoochable & Crafty Individuals Background Book 1. I added a doily, some lace purchased in Turkey, a feather, again bought in Turkey & La La Land banner die.
The flowers are a mixture from stash, with the fushia made by myself using an Alys Inky Fingers kit bought from Stamparama last February. A couple of flat backed pearls added on the picture mount.
Lastly a little seam binding made into a bow & a Hobbycutz flower, covered in embossing powder completes the card.
Entering the following challenges
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
That Craft Place Anything Goes

Friday, 20 December 2013

Winter Snowflakes

Its the last challenge of the year over at Stamp & Create with Magnolia & the theme is Winter Snowflakes with the usual seasonal theme as well. The prize is as always
I chose to use Noel Tilda & coloured her with Prisma pencils.The papers are The Paper Company Snowflake Sentiments & Snowflake Snowmen & I have cut both the mount & paper with Nesties. Added Glamour Dust around the edges. The snowflakes are Joy Crafts & again covered in Glamour Dust, albeit that you cant really see it in the photo. The sentiment is a blog freebie & the flowers are from my stash with a little white acrylic paint added in places. The pinwheel flower is a Memory Box die & the leaves are Martha Stewart Pine Leaves punch. A little silver snowflake charm completes the card.
Entering the following challenges
Totally Tilda Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Holiday or Winter
Magnolia Down Under Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Bingo (I chose middle vertical line, blue, flowers & dies)
Aud Sentiments Christmas
Happy Campers Christmas
MilkCoffee Challenge Christmas
Shellys Images Welcome Winter & Snowflake

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Make It Crafty Sprite

Another one of my crafting weekend away makes. The image is freebie given by Zoe over at Make It Crafty & was included in her newsletter, which I have coloured with Prisma pencils.The heart banner die is La La Land. A Magnolia Doohickey die has been used down the side & across the card. I think the paper was out of a Making Cards magazine. Sentiment is a Molly Bloom stamp. A few dew drops complete the card, as well as some ribbon from stash. I added a little bell to the end of his/her hat which jingles when shaken.
Entering the following challenges
Brown Sugar Christmas
Digi Haven Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend Use Some Red
Paper Crafting Journey Its Christmas Time

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Flat Friends Celebrate with Divas

This weeks challenge over at Divas is sponsored by Flat Friends
We were kindly given some images to use & I chose Happy New Year but I cannot see it in the shop at the moment. Coloured with Prismas & I covered the glass with Glossy Accents which has made her clothes inside the glass a slightly different colour to those outside, I quite like the effect, although it was an accident rather than planned lol. Mounted onto a couple of Nesties. The b;lack paper is from stash & the purple balloon paper is Wild Rose Studio Bella pack. Coloured the doily with pastels. I used a Magnolia Doohickey die So Wrapped Lovely, onto which I added organza ribbon. Lace came from a shop in Turkey. Sentiment is computer generated. A few pearls, mini jewels, butterfly charm & flowers from stash complete the card.
Entering into the following challenges
Ooh La La Creations Different Use of a Doily
Sketchy Colors Sketch
Allsorts Challenge Anything But Christmas

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Molly Bloom Santa

Another card I made whilst away in Lincolnshire on my crafting weekend. The image is Molly Bloom & coloured with Promarkers. The paper is Magnolia Ink Santa with Christmas Flowers. I have used several dies, a Nellie Snellen multi frame as the mount, which has Ivory Frantage & is edged with TH DI Walnut Stain. Then there is a Magnolia Doohickey tag die, again with the Frantage treatment, as is the Magnolia Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely Heart. Then there is a Marianne tree die, once more Frantaged & then a Whimsey Stamps Holly & Berries die. I created the berries with Docrafts mini jewels. The flowers are from stash, but once more there are another 2 dies used, a Memory Box pin wheel die & a Joy Crafts Vintage Flourish leaf die. I coloured the lace with a Promarker to match & added a little Bakers Twine & a sentiment from blogland. (theres a lot going on with this card but have no more photos as its already been sent out).
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Boots Christmas
Digi Darlas Use Santa or Snowmen
Fashionable Stamping Challenges In the Holiday Spirit
Stamping Sensations Free & Easy (2nd entry)
That Craft Place Christmas
Corrosive Challenges Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations Photo Inspiration ( I took the colours)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hobbycutz 1st DT piece

Here is my first piece of DT work for Hobbycutz. There is a store over here that sells laser cut goodies for all your cards & scrapbooking work, so go & take a look.
This challenge theme is Christmas Decoration & the sponsor is Limited Runs. I had not come across these stamps before, but she has a great selection & I chose Santas Head to work with.
I started by cutting out 10 Spellbinder scalloped circles out of Magnolia Ink papers, 5 of each & glued them into cones. I then cut out 2 of the same circles & glued them together back to back. Onto this I glued the cones in place to fill the circle.
I then printed off 2 Santas Head & coloured with Promarkers, I used Liquid Pearls on his hat & crystal Glamour Dust on his beard.1st Santa, I placed in middle of cones & the 2nd I attached to some silver chain to allow it to hang down below the cones.
I attached the same chain from the top which you can just see in the picture & there you have my Christmas decoration.
Entering into the following challenges
Delicious Doodles  Christmas & New Year
Stampin for the Weekend Use Some Red
Stampin With Dragon Gifts & Decorations
Stempelsonne Merry Christmas

Friday, 6 December 2013

Winter Fun

Its Team B over at Stamp & Create with Magnolia & this fortnights challenge is Winter Fun with the seasonal theme as well. The prize as always is
I chose to use Winter Skating Tilda & coloured with Prisma pencils. I mounted her onto Nestie plain oval & offset them & hand drew snowflakes all over including Tilda with a white gel pen. The paper is from The Paper Company & called Snowflake quote. I have edged it using Crystal Glamour Dust. The snowflakes are Joy Crafts. The ice skates are from a template over at UKScrappers & cut out using my Craft Robo. Added a charm from Hobby House, brads & ribbon from stash. The sentiment is computer generated.
Entering into the following challenges
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Christmas is Coming
Magnolia-licious Winter or Holiday Themed
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
Pink Gem Winter Wonderland
Ribbon Girls Christmas
Sir Stamp A Lot Free & Easy
Milk Coffee Challenge Christmas in non traditional colours
Paper Crafting Journey Its Christmas Time

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Let It Snow

Another one of my crafting weekend makes. A very simple but effective card. Brown spotty paper from my friend, so don't know whose it is. I have covered a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder with Bronze Gilding Wax. Added Memory Box Pine Needle die at the top with a ribbon & bow at the bottom. The sentiment is a Tonic die, again covered with both pearl & bronze gilding wax mounted onto brown card with the edges covered with the bronze gilding wax.
Entering into the following challenges
Creative Craft Challenges Non traditional Christmas colours
Fan Tastic Tuesday Clean & Simple
LEJ Designs Christmas is Coming
Songbird Challenges Die Another Day (Use 2 or more dies)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Flower Basket

On my crafting weekend last week, I managed to make 10 cards as well as a Christmas decoration & have several other projects not yet started, but I thought Id show you one of the cards I did complete. The stamp is Stampendous & is called Holly Basket, coloured with Prismas & mounted onto a Nestie. I am rubbish with my papers, as they are all in a Christmas box & I have no idea whose they are. They are edged with Pumice Stone TH DI. A little organza ribbon & stripey ribbon from Hobby House whom we visited on our crafting shopping trip, along with Lets Create at Tattershall & Cloud Nine in Horncastle & of course Sir Stamp A lot on the way, our favourite & local shop. The heart banner die is Doohickey & the sentiment is a blog freebie. Ooh & the charm also came from Hobby House.
Entering the following challenges
Little Red Wagon Off the Edge
Stampavie Christmas
Stampotique Designers Christmas
Deep Ocean Fav colour combo (mine is red & green at Christmas)
4 Crafty Chicks Christmas
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Snowy Postbox at Divas

This weeks challenge over at Divas By Design is ''Use Something Red'' & is sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
The DT were very kindly given some images to choose from & as you will see from the challenge blog, one of them was very popular amongst us lol.
I chose Snowy Postbox which can be purchased here & the only colouring is the postbox, which was coloured with Prisma pencils.I added a little Aleenes Snow & Crystal Glamour Dust to give some dimension & mounted it onto red card. I ran the card blank through the Cuttlebug using a snowflake embossing folder.Added ribbon, charm & sentiment which was an internet freebie. Simple & effective.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Bloggers Network Christmas
Lexis Creations Christmas
Paper Playtime Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room Christmas is Coming
The Crazy Challenge Snowy Winter
Glitter & Sparkle Show Us Some Snow

Friday, 22 November 2013

Winter Gift

Its time for another challenge over at Stamp & Create with Magnolia
 This time the theme is Winter Gifts. There is of course always the seasonal theme too & whilst this is a Christmas gift, the colours are not really traditional Christmas colours, but I wanted the pot to be used all year round, hence the choice of colours & papers.
I recently won top prize over at Whimsy Stamps & got to choose some scrummy papers as part of my prize, so these are what I have used.

I have altered an old glass candle holder & thought it would make a great pen or utensil holder on a craft desk. I covered it inside & out with the above papers. The corners are a Doohickey die, coloured with Spun Sugar TH DI. The top has pink lace around the edge with a little rose in each corner. It is of course filled with Lindt Coconut chocolates which just happen to be a friends favourite chocolates, so perfect for part of her Christmas present. (She doesn't do computers, so no chance of her seeing this lol).
The label I have stamped with Tilda holding 2 little gifts from Christmas Story 2012 collection & coloured with Prismas to match the papers.
Around the edge I have stamped in Pumice Stone TH DI with the Postcard stamps, again Magnolia & tied it with more pink ribbon & pink & white striped twine.
Entering the following challenges
Challenges & Candies Chocolate
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Charisma Cards Christmas
Crimbo Crackers  Anything But A Card
Delightful Challenges Anything But A Card
Eclectic Paperie Recycling
Inspired By Stamping Card or Project using Ribbon or Crochet Trim

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Exciting News

Today I can finally announce I have been chosen to be on the DT for Hobbycutz & will be on their Team 1. There is also a store where there are fab laser cut embellishments & items to purchase which are perfect for cardmaking & altering. I cant wait to get started & working with the fab design team already in place. You can look forward to seeing some of these on future cards from me & I hope some of you will join in the challenges. Watch this space lol.

Owl Togetherness

I saw this image over at Mo Mannings Digital Pencil Too & immediately wanted it for hubbys Christmas card. Its called Owl Moon & can be bought here. I have coloured them with Prismas & added a little Liquid pearl to give the snow dimension & also dotted all over to like its snowing. I added Marine Frantage around the edges of both the mount & paper & the paper is a Craft Creations from a magazine. Added a few stars, some Christmas ribbon & a Magnolia tag die onto which I have printed my own sentiment. I just think they are so cute.
Entering into the following challenges
Mos Digital Challenge Winter/Christmas Holiday
Cards Und More Baby Its Cold Outside
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
Timeless Tuesday Winter Scene
Cards For Men Christmas
C is for Challenge Winter is Coming

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Walter the Moose

Another Christmas card I'm afraid, its that time of year when thats what we are all doing. I am slowly getting there but still loads to make. Mind you next week I go away on my annual long weekend crafting with friends, so hopefully I will gets quite a few done then. We have hired a cottage in Lincolnshire & have 5 days, visiting craft shops & playing with our new goodies with no men around. Its great!!!! lol.
I chose to use Walter the Moose, a Magnolia stamp from Turning Leaves collection & coloured him with Prismas. The paper is from my stash, its in my Christmas box & I have no idea where it came from. The mount is plain card embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Onto which I have placed another Magnolia stamp Winter Forest from Christmas 2008. These are coloured with Prismas & a little Aleenes Glitter Snow on top. I then placed Walter in front of them & then used 3 Marianne tree dies placed around him to give the effect he is amongst the trees. These trees are liberally covered with the same snow.
The pointsettia which is a Tim Holtz die has had the same treatment & covered in snow & Glamour Dust, as has everything else.
The sentiment is Molly Bloom.
Entering into these challenges
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Monochromatic
Creative Corner Let It Snow
Stempelsonnen Its Snowing
Creative Knockouts Make It Sparkle
Happy Campers Glitter It
ABC Christmas Challenge Winter Wishes
Magnolia-licious Winter Themed
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas (3rd entry)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Snowy Wall Hanging

Divas By Design has a new challenge today & its sponsored by Bunny Zoes & the theme is Something Snowy. On a recent visit to Sir Stamp A lot, I saw something similar that someone else had made & fell in love with it. I thought I could make that, so here is my attempt at recreating it, using mostly things I already owned. I started out with a piece of board & covered it in the green paper from my stash.I then used Aleene's Glitter Snow all around the edge.
Before adding the beige paper, I cut out several Marianne Pine Needle dies & added Aged Hunter Frantage & glitter snow to them & placed them around the corners of the board & stuck them down. On the side I used a Joy Craft snowflake die & added Stampendous Crushed Gold Glass Glitter & more snow, with a red dew drop in the middle of each.
 I then added Craft Creations paper & again added copious amounts of the glitter snow all around the edges again. The black die is a TH Hanging Sign & one is turned on its side to form a stand. Once again, loads of Glitter Snow has been added.
The Sentiment is an old wooden stamp, embossed with red embossing powder. The robin & reindeer are both Pink Gem digi stamps, which see the light of day every year as I love them both. Both of them have Crystal Glamour Dust added to them.

Lastly a little Christmas ribbon completed the wall hanging.
Entering into the following challenges.
Deep Ocean Winter
LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings
C is for Challenge  Winter is Coming
Creative Creations Sparkle & Shine
Through the Purple Haze Winter Scenes & optional animals
Hobbycutz Winter Wonderland or Glitter & Sparkle (both I think)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Spritz at Saturated Canary

This is one of my quick Xmas cards. I used Spritz at Saturated Canary which I have coloured with Prisma pencils. The papers are a mixture, but they all come from old editions of card making magazines. I have edged some with glitter using very thin DST. The sentiment is stamped using Festive Berries TH DI & is a Molly Bloom stamp. he has a little bell on the end of his hat & the banner die is La La Land. Simple & effective.
Entering into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash  (stash is all of it, nothing new there)
2 Sisters Christmas Sparkle
Sweet Stampin Christmas is Coming
Totally Papercrafts Use Glitter
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas

Friday, 8 November 2013

Not a Card!

Stamp & Create with Magnolia have a challenge starting today & its ''Not a card & with a winter theme'', So your creation needs to have a winter image, and of course to use winter colours, as all the challenges have a seasonal theme as well.
I chose to decorate a tag. The papers are from a Making Cards magazine & edged with Festive Berries DI. I used a Magnolia stamp from 2008 I think. Christmas Present with Bow & coloured with Prismas. Added a poinsettia, gold berries from my Christmas stash box & a SU tag. Some red organza ribbon completes the embellies. The sentiment stamp was from last years Molly Blooms magazine.
Entering into the following challenges
Pink Gem Christmas is Coming
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks Anything but a Card
Fab N Funky Christmas Colours
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Traditional Christmas Colours

Monday, 4 November 2013

Tilda & Telephone Booth

I was lying in bed on Saturday & this idea popped into my head to combine the Scooter Tilda with the Telephone Booth, together with the Papermania Portobello Road papers, so I set to & created this card. Now I must say, I think, this has to be one of my all time favourites, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I masked the two stamps together & coloured with Prisma pencils. I have edged the mount with  Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The papers are Papermania Portobello Road & all the stamps are also Portobello Road. Added a little lace from stash, a bow & flowers, also from stash. The pinwheels are made from a Memory Box die.
Entering into the following challenges
Bunny Zoes Ribbon
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes
Tildas Town Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Tic Tac Toe (Right hand line reading downwards)  2nd entry
Midweek Magnolias Lots of Layers

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Molly Bloom at Xmas

Well I am busy making my Christmas cards & this year, I am trying to do more that will not need large letter stamps to keep the cost down & also to reduce the need to make boxes to send them in. I am not that successful to be honest, but this one at least can go in an envelope & not a box.
I used a Molly Bloom stamp that came with last years Christmas magazine & coloured him with Prismas. I have fallen in love with my Prismas all over again). I think the blue paper came from the same source but the beige one is a Craft Creations one. The ribbon is also from the same magazine set. The snowflake has bronze embossing powder on it & was cut out on my Robo. A few bronze pearls, a shape cut from a magazine & a sentiment complete the card.
Entering into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge Christmas
Crafty Girls Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Xmas Sentiment
Bunny Zoes Ribbon
Pink Gem Christmas is Coming

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

OMG with Kenny K!

Divas by Design have another challenge starting today & this week its being sponsored by Kenny K and the theme is Use Orange.
The team were very kindly given some images to use & I chose OMG & coloured her with Prisma pencils & mounted her onto a Marianne die cut. I edged it with TH Dried Marigold DI & added a little orange embossing powder as well. The papers were from my stash. I also used a MS punch to edge the paper underneath the topper. The lace I coloured with a Promarker & added organza ribbon in lime green & orange. I also used my newest purchases which are the La La land Banner & Magnolia Doohockey So Wrapped Lovely Heart, both of which Janice at Sir Stamp A Lot ordered & kept for me whilst away on my hols. I added more of the orange embossing powders to both to add a little texture.
 The twine I also coloured with Promarkers. The little sentiment stamp is again from Sir Stamp A Lot. Jewels & flowers all from stash.
Entering into the following challenges
Scribbles Design Shades of Orange
Bunny Zoes Ribbon
Pile It On Embellishment Crazy
Corrosive Challenges Tic Tac Toe (I used the middle line horizontally)
QKR Stampede Use Orange

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Tilda & Present

I am back after having a fabulous 3 week s away at our house in Cyprus, 2 weeks with hubby, then 2 friends joined me for a week & boy did we laugh. This week has been manic as hubby has had hopefully his final operation on his knee & we can start looking forward to the New year, as this one has been so awful for us both.
Anyway, I made this card ages ago, but just didnt get around to posting it. I used Tilda on the Roof & placed her on top of an old stamp from Christmas 2009. Coloured with Prismas. Mounted onto a Spellbinders Nestie with Aged Scarlet Frantage around the edges. The Christmas die is a Marianne, again with lots of Frantage added. Vintage seam binding from stash, as are the flowers, ribbon & twine. The ticket is a freebie from blogland a long time ago.
Entering into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash
(I have turned the sketch a quarter turn to the left)
Tildas Town Bling
Totally Tilda Just the Ticket
Aud Sentiments Christmas Sentiment
Creative Knockouts Fav twine or ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge Around the Tree

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

CAS at Divas

Divas by Design challenge this week is Clean & Simple & is sponsored by 2Cute Ink, who gave us some images to play with. I chose Furry Friends & coloured with Prismas. I decoupaged the box to give some definition. The edges were distressed with Tea Dye DI. A little bit of ribbon & a computer generated sentiment completes the card. this was so hard to do, as its not my usual style, but its good to vary it once in a while.
This is a scheduled post as I am away in Cyprus for 3 weeks, so will look for challenges to enter as & when I can tear myself away from the sun.